When the great Ronnie Montrose passed away on March 3, 2012, friends and musicians immediately wondered what they could do to pay homage to one of rock's all-time legendary - and influential - guitarists.
The result was some of music's most renowned artists uniting for a concert only a month and a half later (April 27) and performing Ronnie classics throughout the evening - which will now make its official DVD release on December 10, 2013, Concert for Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration of His Life In Music.
Recorded in San Francisco at the historic Regency Ballroom and mixed in 5.1 surround sound, the DVD features performance by Ronnie's past band members in Montrose (Sammy Hagar, Denny Carmassi, Bill Church with Joe Satriani), Gamma (Davey Pattison, Denny Carmassi and Glenn Letsch with Marc Bonilla), performing both groups' hits. Additionally, Ronnie's colleagues and people he mentored and produced over the 40 years of his career are featured as well, including Neal Schon (Journey), Ricky Phillips (Styx), Steve Smith (ex-Journey), Ed Roth, Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks), Jeff Watson (ex-Night Ranger), Tesla, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer (Kiss), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), and more.
The DVD also includes interviews, bonus features, a photo gallery and an additional set of Ronnie's hits by an all-star band featuring Chuck Terpo, Mario Cipollina, Tal Morris, Dave Meniketti and the members of Y&T, recorded and filmed at Bob Weir's TRI Studios.
Tags : Topics : Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestSocial : Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestLocations : San FranciscoPeople : Big, Bob Weir, Chuck Terpo, Dave Meniketti, Davey Pattison, Denny Carmassi, Eric Martin, Eric Singer, Glenn Letsch, Jeff Watson, Jimmy Paxson, Joe Satriani, Marc Bonilla, Mario Cipollina, Neal Schon, Ricky Phillips (Styx), Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Steve Smith, Stevie Nicks, Tal Morris, Tesla, Tommy Thayer